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Girls Brady amp; Mainliner England New Tom Player Pink T-shirt Number Patriots Youth Bobby Ciafardini
Sports Information Director; Compliance Coordinator

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Phone: (914) 251-6540
Email: [email protected]

Ciafardini was appointed Sports Information Director and NCAA Compliance Officer in fall of 2006, becoming his alma mater’s first, full-time SID.

A 2002 graduate of Purchase, Ciafardini oversees all media relations efforts for the program’s 17 NCAA DIII teams, serving as the department spokesman and the chief editor of all publications, media releases and content available through the program’s website.

During the spring and summer of 2011, Ciafardini was responsible for designing the new official Purchase College athletics website. In his tenure at Purchase, he has overseen two redesigns and expansion to social media platforms. He is also “The Voice” of the Panthers, serving as PA announcer and MC for various athletic events, including the program’s annual awards banquet.  

In addition to his post as SID, Ciafardini also oversees all compliance needs, monitoring the eligibility of 275 athletes.

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Prior to joining the staff in 2006, Ciafardini, who has held positions in print, radio and television media, was the sports editor for the Greenwich Citizen in nearby Greenwich, CT. He was also a staff writer for the Greenwich Time, covering high school, college and pro sports. He was previously a staff writer and sports editor for the Bronx Times Reporter, where he covered community news and local sports from 2004-06. 

Ciafardini’s sports writings have appeared in the New York Daily News, Philadelphia Daily News, Journal News, Insidehoops.com, LatinoSports.com and Dime/Bounce Magazine, among many others, where he remains a frequent freelance contributor. Ciafardini, who began his professional writing career as a sports reporter for the Associated Press, has been credentialed media for the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. 

Today, outside of Purchase, Ciafardini is the sports director for BronxNet TV in New York. There he covers all of the city’s major pro sports teams, as the channel’s daily sports anchor and host for SportsNYC. From 2013-15, he held the position of assistant sports producer at WFUV, 90.7 FM, where he co-produced Fordham University college football and basketball, and the longest running sports call-in show in New York, One on One. He resides in the Bronx.


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